It isn’t Rugby or Football (you know the sport where men wear short shorts or spandex and grab each other over a ball?), it’s dance and like Rugby or Football, requires a lot of athletic conditioning.
My younger brothers have, for years, been involved with theater, but recently my sixteen year old brother Konnor has taken up dance.
I never took dance (if I had, I would have been a proficient…lol, probably not), but I have always had a love for watching dance, specifically ballet.
I’ve watched every ballet documentary on Netflix, if that enlightens you to the extent of my interest.
My mother took me to my first professional performance of Swan Lake in San Diego, California when I was seven…I fell asleep.
However, as I aged, my mother and grandmother started taking me to see the Tulsa Ballet company perform. Since I’m not a dancer, I went on to study sports medicine in collage.
Because I love sports too.
Does anyone remember the debate in the training room between Chris and I about whether ballet dancers are athletes or not?
Conclusion: ballet is not a sport, but ballet dancers are athletes.
I’m pretty sure Chris still disagreed with the above conclusion.
So, after watching my brother’s recent dance rehearsals for Peter Pan…
(Children’s Ballet of the Ozarks presents: Peter Pan – MAY 20th 7pm & May 21st 2pm/7pm at the West Plains Civic Center)
…not only are the male ballet dancers tough, they are gracefully tough. They wear tights, but, they don’t have to grab other sweaty dudes while wearing them.
I’m really proud of Konnor and take pleasure in watching him feel passionate about something besides texting…
^^I’m having a little too much fun making “posters” for the upcoming show.
Just in case you didn’t hear, there is going to be a show and it’s going to be awesome.